Parents Orientation

On behalf of the Parent Network, thank you for joining us at Parents Orientation 2015. We are pleased to report that Orientation brought more than 600 parents, family members, and friends to the CMC campus to learn more about the College and the resources available to students.

We hope that you enjoyed the program and that the sessions were informative to you as a parent. In order to continue to improve this event and provide services that are helpful to parents like you, please complete this post-event survey. Your response will assist us in our review and planning for future Parents Orientations.

Once again, welcome to the CMC community! We hope to see you on campus for Parents Weekend, February 13-15, 2016.

Stephanie Chakmak '87 P'16 and Valerie Davis P'17
Co-Vice Presidents, Programs
Parent Network Board

Important Dates 2015-16

Saturday, August 22: Residence Halls open for new student Move In Day at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 23: New Student Orientation and Parent Orientation continue throughout the day, with parents departing after dinner.
Monday, August 24: New students depart for WOA trips.
Thursday, August 27: New students return from WOA trips to continue on-campus Orientation.
Sunday, August 30: Residence Halls open for returing students.
Tuesday, September 1: Fall semester classes begin.
Saturday, December 19: Residence Halls close at noon.

Information For Parents

Parent Orientation will operate concurrently with New Student Orientation on Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23, 2015. Parents will be able to register beginning this summer. A tentative 2015 Parent Orientation Schedule and a set of FAQs for parents are available online.

Information for International Students

New International Student Orientation (August 20-21, 2015) takes place prior to the Claremont McKenna College orientation. CMC strongly encourages new international students to participate in the program. To learn more about New International Student Orientation and get information about transportation and early arrival housing, visit International Place.

WOA Trips

WOA stands for Welcome Orientation Adventure. WOA Trips are destination experiences designed to help students make connections and learn life skills before entering college at CMC. The many trip offerings allow students a variety of opportunities and activities, from surfing to camping to community service and urban engagement.
For more information about WOA, visit the WOA website.

Varsity Athletes

Fall sport athletes who are invited to participate in pre-season activities will arrive early. Check with individual coaches for exact dates before making plans. Although there frequently are opportunities for parents to meet each other during the drop-off time, the official orientation program is held on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23.

Drop-off and Check-in Information

More detailed information regarding your student’s arrival on campus can be found on the Move In Day page.

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